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A New Shelf

Upcycle an old door into a new shelf!

Contributed by Darby Oliver

Mirror!

Upcycle your children's old car toys into a new frame for a mirror!

Contributed by Darby Oliver

Bird Bath

Upcycle an old lamp into a bird bath!

Contributed by Darby Oliver

Garden Globe

Turn an old bowling ball into a garden globe!

Contributed by Darby Oliver

WindChime

Use old keys to make a wind chime or a chandler!

Contributed by Darby Oliver

Used Matches ------> Art

If you are anything like me, you go through a lot of matches. I use them almost daily for candles. This is a great way to up-cycle those useless matches into a work of art, that totally displays your personality.

Contributed by Hannah Robison

Upcycled Sweater Vases

There are many ways that you can upcycle an old sweater. A popular choice is to turn the sweater into vases for home decor. Love this crafty idea! This image comes from a free tutorial for doing this from The Girl by the Sea.

Contributed by Kathryn Vercillo

Upcycled Scrap Wood Chair

Made by a designer who didn't want to have waste from his other furniture designs anymore.

Contributed by Kathryn Vercillo

Upcycling is something you do by taking materials you'd normally throw away, and making them into something new. Soda can tops can make a bracelet! Food wrappers can be made into wallets and bags! Turn bottles into accessories for your room! There's fashion, art and room design upcycling. Upcycling is the cool way of recycling materials into something you make.

Contributed by Christina A. Zito

WorkshopQ: An Upcycling Business

WorkshopQ is a company started as essentially a workshop, where waste objects are transformed into beautiful and quirky home accessories. The idea behind the brand is simple: we want to spread awareness about the importance of upcycling while proving to people that going green can also be a lot of fun. Via Recyclart: www.recyclart.org

Contributed by Kathryn Vercillo